UN calls on Ukraine to punish those responsible for the May 2 massacare in the city of Odessa

01.05.2020, Kiev.

Justice had not been served in the May 2 massacre in the city of Odessa that claimed the lives of 48 people, said the Head of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine Matilda Bogner on May 1 in a statement published on the organization’s website.

According to Bogner, victims’ relatives have been seeking justice for six years. However, no progress has been made in the investigation of these cases over the past year.

“As 2 May marks the sixth anniversary of the violence in Odessa that claimed the lives of 48 people, no individual has been held accountable for 48 murders and deaths,” stressed the head of the mission.

In connection with it, Bogner appealed to the Ukrainian authorities with a call to bring to justice those responsible for the May 2 tragedy. She recommended to the Ukrainian Office of the Prosecutor General to ensure an impartial investigation, and to “the courts to prioritise the completion of criminal proceedings in the pending cases.”

It should be mentioned that on May 2, 2014, radical nationalist surrounded the building of the Odessa House of Trade Unions and set it on fire. At that moment, people who did not agree with what was happening on the Maidan and the seizure of power in the country were inside the building. According to officials, 48 ​​people died and over 240 were injured as a result of the violence.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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